He married Gloria J. Runyon on July 2, 1954 in Pontiac, IL. She passed away at 9:54 PM on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Gloria was born April 17, 1936 in Fairbury, IL the daughter of Jack Thomas and Alberta Norman Runyon. Roger was born August 20, 1934 in Pontiac, IL the son of, William Peter and Rose Etta Johnson Russell. There will be no service or visitation for Roger and Gloria. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Cremation service provided by Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.
Surviving are three children, Cindy (David) Draper, Bloomington, IL ; Rodney (Linda Clifton) Bloomington, IL ; Michael (Christine) Russell, Bloomington, IL; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren.
Roger has two sisters, Myrna Mayfield, Gridley, IL; and Dorothy (Larry) Price, Springfield, IL. Gloria has one brother, Roger Runyon, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and nine brothers.
Roger was proud to see his “81st” birthday. Roger was a Union Pipe fitter for Local #99.
Roger and Gloria were two of the most loving parents and grandparents, they were a member of the Jehovah’s Witness.